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Handbook of Applied Developmental Science

Handbook of Applied Developmental Science
Promoting Positive Child, Adolescent, and Family Development Through Research, Policies, and Programs

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2002 | 2 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society.

The Handbook is also the first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies for children, adolescents, and families. In addition, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development.

Published in four volumes, the Handbook features 95 chapters by more than 150 contributors, many of who are renowned leaders in the field.

Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and professional efforts to develop policies and programs that promote positive child, adolescent, and family development.

Volume 2 examines public policy and government service systems.

Volume 3 discusses community systems for enhancing citizenship and promoting a civil society.

Finally, Volume 4 outlines methods for university engagement and academic outreach.

Feature and Benefits

- Four comprehensive, topical volumes

- Approximately 2,200 pages

- 95 chapters

- More than 150 contributors, many of whom are world-renowned leaders in applied development science from the academic, professional, and policy and political arenas

- Forewords for each volume written by well-known authorities, including Edward Zigler, co-founder of the Head Start program; US Congressman Elijah E Cummings; David Bell, International Youth Foundation; and Graham Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University

Designed for a wide audience the Handbook will be an important addition to your library collection. It offers a single source for information about fostering generations of healthy children and families. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of:

- Faculty and students in the fields of psychology, human development, family studies, policy studies, nursing, allied health, and education

- Staff and volunteers working in non-governmental organizations

- Members of local, state, national, and international government organizations and personnel involved in policy and program development and funding

- Directors and staff at foundations that administer programs aimed at promoting positive your and family development

Edward Zigler (Yale University)
Richard M. Lerner; Donald Wertlieb; Francine Jacobs (Tufts University)
1. Historical and theoretical bases of applied developmental science
I. Dimensions of Individual Diversity
Charles A. Nelson (University of Minnesota)
2. Neural development and lifelong plasticity
Bruce E. Compas (University of Vermont); Kathryn E. Grant (DePaul University)
3. Process of risk and resilience during adolescence: Stress, coping, and stress reactivity
Ellen Winner (Boston College)
4. The origins and ends of giftedness
Lisa M. Diamond (University of Utah); Ritch C. Savin-Williams (Cornell University)
5. Gender and sexual identity
Margaret Beale Spencer; Vinay Harpalani; Suzanne Fegley; Tabitha Dell' Angelo; Gregory Seaton (University of Pennsylvania)
6. Identity, self, and peers in context: a culturally sensitive, developmental framework for analysis
Janet E. Helms (Boston College)
7. Racial identity and racial socialization as aspects of adolescents' identity development
Michael Kerestes; James E. Youniss (Catholic University)
8. Rediscovering the importance of religion in adolescent development
II. Features of Family Diversity
Marc H. Bornstein (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
9. Positive parenting and positive development in children
Michael Lamb; Susan S. Chuang; Natasha Cabrera (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
10. Promoting child adjustment by fostering positive paternal involvement
Jayanthi Mistry; Jana Chaudhuri; Virginia Diez (Tufts University)
11. Ethnotheories of parenting: At the interface between culture and child development
Penny Hauser-Cram and Angela Howell (Boston College)
12. The development of young children with disabilities and their families: Implications for policies and programs
Jacqueline V. Lerner (Boston College); Domini R. Castellino (Duke University); Erica Lolli and Samuel Wan (Boston College)
13. Children, families, and work: Research findings and implications for policies and programs
Harriette P. McAdoo; Alan Martin (Michigan State University)
14. Families and ethnicity
Paul R. Amato (Pennsylvania State University)
15. Family functioning and child development: The case of divorce
Kathryn Tout; Martha Zaslow (Child Trends)
16. Public investments in child care quality: Needs, challenges, and opportunities
III. Emerging Models for the Promotion of Positive Youth and Family Development
Peter L. Benson; Peter C. Scales; Marc Mannes (Search Institute)
17. Developmental strengths and their sources: implications for the study and practice of community-building
William Damon (Stanford University); Anne Gregory (University of California-Berkeley)
18. Bringing in a new era in the field of youth development
Franklin Gilliam (UCLA) & Susan Nall Bales (FrameWorks Institute)
19. Strategic frame analysis and youth development: How communications research engages the public
Brett V. Brown; Kristin Moore (Child Trends)
20. Child and youth well-being: The social indicators field
Marc Mannes; Peter L. Benson (Search Institute); John P. Kretzmann (Northwestern University); Tyler Norris (Community Initiatives, Inc)
21. The American tradition of community development: Implications for guiding community engagement in youth development
The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings (U.S. House of Representatives)
Francine Jacobs; Donald Wertlieb; Richard M. Lerner (Tufts University)
1. Learning from policy and practice: A view of the issues
I. Dangers on the Way: Risks to Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children
Michael Windle (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
2. Internalizing and externalizing problems
Rebecca D.A. Schrag; Tara S. Peris; Robert E. Emery (University of Virginia)
3. Understanding children's responses to marital conflict: A family systems model
Carl S. Taylor (Michigan State University)
4. Youth gangs and community violence
Elizabeth T. Gershoff; Lawrence J. Aber (Columbia University); C. Cybele Raver (University of Chicago)
5. Child poverty in the United States: An evidence-based conceptual framework for programs and policies
James Garbarino (Cornell University); Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas (Brandeis University); Joseph A. Vorrasi (Cornell University)
6. Beyond the body count: Moderating the effects of war on children's long-term adaptation
II. Promoting Positive Youth Development: Practice and Evidence
John Eckenrode; Charles Izzo; Mary Campa-Muller (Cornell University)
7. Early intervention and family support programs
Jodie L. Roth; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (Teachers College, Columbia University)
8. What is a youth development program? Identification of defining principles
Jean E. Rhodes; Jennifer G. Roffman (University of Massachusetts - Boston)
9. Relationship-based interventions: The impact of mentoring and apprenticeship on youth development
Robert W. Blum (University of Minnesota)
10. Positive youth development: A strategy for improving adolescent health
Sandra W. Russ; Amy B. Goldstein; Ethan D. Schafer (Case Western University)
11. Implications of research on play and interpersonal development for the study and delivery of child psychotherapy
III. Public Child and Family-Serving Systems: Does Healthy Development Result?
Richard Weissbourd (Harvard University)
12. How cities can improve children's outcomes: The case of ReadBoston
Martin J. Blank; Bela Shah; Sheri Johnson; William Blackwell; Melissa Ganley (Institute for Educational Leadership)
13. Reforming education: Developing 21st century community schools
Charles Bruner (Child and Family Policy Center, Des Moines, Iowa)
14. Schools and family services: Impacts and implications for families, family service providers, and school personnel
Sharon Lynn Kagan; Michelle J. Neuman (Teachers College, Columbia University)
15. Back to basics: Building an early care and education system
Deborah Klein Walker (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
16. Public health strategies to promote healthy children, youth, and families
Jacquelyn McCroskey (University of Southern California)
17. Child welfare: Controversies and possibilities
Sandra K. Danziger; Ariel Kalil (University of Michigan)
18. Welfare reform: Effects of TANF on family well-being
Robert G. Schwartz (Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia)
19. Juvenile justice and positive youth development
Rachel G. Bratt (Tufts University)
20. Housing: The foundation of family life
Jeffrey Capizzano; Matthew Stagner (The Urban Institute)
21. The role of federal and state governments in child and family issues: An analysis of three policy areas
IV. Effecting Policy: Solidifying a Child and Family Agenda
Wendy Wheeler (Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development)
22. Youth leadership for development: Civic activism as a component of youth development programming and a strategy for strengthening civil society
Virginia L. Mason (Family Support America)
23. Shared leadership with families: Social inclusion as a core strategy of family support
Mary Lee Allen; Susanne Martinez (Children's Defense Fund)
24. The politics of children's issues: Challenges and opportunities for advancing a children's agenda in the political arena
Karen J. Pittman; Nicole Yohalem; Merita Irby (International Youth Foundation)
25. Exploring youth policy in the United States: Options for progress
David Bell (Chair, Board of Directors, International Youth Foundation)
Donald Wertlieb; Francine Jacobs; Richard M. Lerner (Tufts University)
1. Enhancing civil society through youth development: A view of the issues
I. National and International Perspectives
Donald T. Floyd and Leigh McKenna (National 4-H Council)
2. National youth organizations in the United States: Contributions to civil society
Robert F. Ashcraft (Arizona State University)
3. Collaborations and coalitions for positive youth development
William Reese; Cathryn L. Thorup (International Youth Foundation)
4. An alliance for youth development: Second generation models of inter-sectoral partnering (ISP)
Heidi Verhoef (Boston)
5. Seeing beyond the crisis: What international relief organizations are learning from community-based child-rearing practices
Angela Raven-Roberts (Tufts University)
6. The role of NGOs in the protection of and assistance to children in complex emergencies and natural disasters
Bruno Tardieu (Fourth World Movement)
7. International poverty movements and organizations as spaces of freedom for child, adolescent, and family development: The example of the Fourth World Movement
Marguerite Schneider; Matilde Leonardi; T. Bedirhan Ustun (World Health Organization)
8. Health and disability: The role of the World Health Organization and other United Nations organizations in child, adolescent, and family development
Joseph A. Durlak (Loyola University Chicago); Janet F. Gillespie (SUNY College at Brockport)
9. Quality of life in children
Bruce L. Mallory (University of New Hampshire)
10. Childhood disability in sociocultural and historical context: Evolving social policies and practices
Rebecca S. New (Tufts University)
11. Culture, child development research, and early childhood education: Rethinking the relationship
Joseph Michael Hunt (Asian Development Bank)
12. Investing in children promotes poverty reduction, social justice, and economic growth: The challenge for Asia
Kim-Choo Khoo (National University of Singapore)
13. Promoting the development of the ASEAN child: Issues and challenges
Ulrike Schuermann (Australian Youth Foundation)
14. The role of participation, positive youth development and social entrepreneurship in ensuring successful programmes in Australia: Replicating good practice without compromising quality
Heather Sears (University of New Brunswick)
15. Non-government organizations in Canada promoting youth development: Opportunities for teens, communties, and developmental scientists
Francisco A. Villarruel (Michigan State University), Alberto Rodriguez (World Bank), Leena Mangrulkar (W.K. Kellogg Foundation), Rafael Paz (ENTRENA S.A.), Rosemary T. Faiver (Independent Consultant), and Omara Rivera Vazquez (Michigan State University
16. Positive youth development in the context of national development: The emerging youth agenda of the Dominican Republic
Peter Lauritzen with Irena Guidikova (Council of Europe)
17. European youth development and policy: the role of NGOs and public authority in the making of the European citizen
II. Perspectives from the Philanthropic Community
Lonnie R. Sherrod (Fordham University)
18. Philanthropy, science, and social change: Corporate and operating foundations as engines of applied developmental science
Anne C. Petersen; Gail D. McClure (W. K. Kellogg Foundation)
19. Private foundation support of youth development
Joel Orosz; Karin Tice; Sarah Van Eck (W. K. Kellogg Foundation)
20. Crossing the generational divide: Community foundations engaging youth in grantmaking, service, and leadership
Susanna Barry (Tufts University); Lorna Lathram (omidyar Foundation); Michael Chertok (Global Catalyst Foundation); Susan Bell; Renu Karir (The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation)
21. A "Renaissance in Philanthropy": The future of private foundations and their service to children, youth, families, and their communities
III. Perspectives from the Faith Community
Fawzyiah Hadi and Ghenaim Al-Fayez (Kuwait University)
22. Islamic Arabic youth and family development: An example from Kuwait
Elizabeth M. Dowling (Tufts University) and Richard J. Dowling (Maryland Catholic Conference)
23. Youth development through youth ministry: A renewed emphasis of the Catholic Church
Seymour J. Friedland (Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Boston) and William Berkson (The Jewish Institute for Youth and Family)
24. Jewish youth and family development programs
Eugene C. Roehlkepartain (Search Institute)
25. Building strengths, deepening faith: Understanding and enhancing youth development in protestant congregations
Eugene C. Roehlkpartain (Search Institute)
26. Making room at the table for everyone: Interfaith engagement in positive child and adolescent development
Graham B. Spanier (President, Pennsylvania State University)
Richard M. Lerner; Donald Wertlieb; Francine Jacobs (Tufts University)
1. University engagement and outreach: A view of the issues
I. The Engaged Univeristy
David C. Hardesty; Lawrence S. Cote; Larry LeFlore (West Virginia University)
2. Changing campus culture
Monika K. Hellwig (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universites, Washington, D.C.)
3. Religiously affiliated colleges and universities
Gregory S. Prince, Jr.; Madelaine S. Marquez; Nancy Kelly (Hampshire College)
4. Liberal arts institutions and child, family and community development
Judith A. Ramaley (University of Vermont)
5. Promoting regional collaborations: The role of the comprehensive regional university
Robert Hollister; Molly Mead; John DiBiaggio (Tufts University)
6. The Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service: An infusion approach to education for active citizenship
Marjorie Bakken; MaryPat Hebeler (Wheelock College)
7. Can private colleges be good citizens?: One president's response
Neal Halfon; Raphael Travis (UCLA)
8. Multi-university coalitions
Shirley Hymon-Parker (University of Maryland Eastern Shores)
9. Historically black universities: Making a difference in our communities
Shelley H. Billig (RMC Research Corporation)
10. Revitalizing K-12 schools: The case for service learning
II. Academic Outreach
Stephen F. Hamilton; Brian D. Leidy; Marney G. Thomas (Cornell University)
11. Promoting positive development with human development and family studies: The ecological perspective
David Elkind (Tufts University)
12. Early-childhood education
Andrew Shatte; Martin E. P. Seligman (University of Pennsylvania); Jane E. Gillham (Swarthmore College); Karen Reivich (University of Pennsylvania)
13. The role of positive psychology in child, adolescent, and family development
Christopher Peterson (University of Pennsylvania)
14. Classification of positive traits
Corey L. M. Keyes (Emory University)
15. Promoting a life worth living: Human development from the vantage points of mental illness and mental health
Leon M. Lederman (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
16. Reform of science education: A curriculum
Susan Newcomer (National Institute of Child and Human Development)
17. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and positive youth development research
III. Professional Outreach
Peggy S. Meszaros (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
18. Family and consumer sciences: A holistic approach stretching to the future
Linda S. Thompson (University of Maryland); Georgene Butler (Howard Community College)
19. The role of nurses in enhancing adolescent development: A comprehensive approach
Mark L. Rosenberg (Center for Child Well-being); Susan Zaro (ORC Macro); Maureen Marshall (The Center for Child Well-Being of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development)
20. A public-health approach to child and youth well-being: Envisioning a global alliance
Robbie W. C. Tourse; Betty J. Blythe (Boston College)
21. Promoting positive development in children, youth, and families: A social work cultural-practice perspective
Catherine J. Ross (The George Washington University)
22. Including law in the mix: The role of law, lawyers, and legal training in child advocacy
Celia B. Fisher (Fordham University)
23. Participant consultation: Ethical insights into parental permission and confidentiality procedures for policy-relevant research with youth

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